2020 Agenda

Luxury Law Summit Americas 2020 – Virtual Event – 3rd December

This is a working agenda and subject to change.

09.00 EST

Welcome & Chair’s opening remarks

Chair: Barbara Kolsun, Director of the FAME Center and Professor of Practice at Cardozo Law School and co editor of the 2020 first edition of The Business and Law of Fashion (Carolina Academic Press)

Fashion Inside Track: From trade to supply chain – Challenges and Opportunities

Steve Lamar, President and CEO, American Apparel & Footwear Association

Panel: GC Talk

  • Akiko Okuma, VP, Secretary and General Counsel, Vince Holding Corp
  • Rachel Warnach, Managing  Counsel, Chanel
  • Ava Farshidi, Assistant General Counsel at David Yurman; Founder at Avocate

In Conversation With:

Vanessa Friedman, New York Times Fashion Director and Chief Fashion Critic

A unique chance to gain insight into luxury fashion from one of the industry most-informed proponents.

Luxury, Privacy and Personalisation

How we can reconcile opposing drives to personalise luxury products and to protect consumers’ privacy.

Milton Pedraza, Founder, The Luxury Institute

Workshops, choose one from the following

Workshop #1 Cozen O’Connor

Workshop #2 

Workshop #3 Davis Wright Tremaine

GC Talk

Shane St. Hill, Global Director of Legal, Godiva Chocolatier

Workshops, choose one from the following

Workshop #1 Hogan Lovells

Restructuring and  the Luxury Marketplace

Workshop #2 Baker Mackenzie

Global Trade and Developments (Including Diversification of Supply Chain)

Workshop #3 IP Dragnell


Inside: LVMH

Louise Firestone, SVP and General Counsel of LVMH is joined by members of the LVMH legal department to share insights on working for a global iconic luxury brand

Workshops, choose one from the following

Workshop #1 Bennett Jones

Workshop #2

Workshop #3


Award announcements and interviews.

Award categories:

  • Luxury Corporate Counsel
  • Lifetime Achievement
  • Luxury Law Department
  • Luxury Rising Star
  • Luxury Leader

Networking and Virtual Drinks